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First Fintech Focused Event in Pakistan Set To Start in December

Pakistan’s first and largest fintech focused event, the HBL Pakistan Fintech Summit 2021 (HBLPFS) will be held on 1 December 2021. This virtual conference will bring together industry experts who are the key players in the transformation of Pakistan’s fintech landscape.

Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor – State Bank of Pakistan will be attending as the Chief Guest while Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development will be delivering a special pre-recorded message at the Summit. Ann Cairns, Global Vice Chair – Mastercard, will also be delivering a virtual keynote to the participants of the HBLPFS 2021.

The Summit, organised by T1 Events, will be the first of its kind in Pakistan with some of the biggest names from global fintech giants, regulatory authorities as well as local champions attending. HBL, the country’s largest financial institution, recent recipient of the Best Bank Award 2021, is the Title Partner of the Summit.

Commenting on the HBLPFS21, Muhammad Aurangzeb, President and CEO – HBL said, “Pakistan’s Fintech landscape has tremendous potential to accelerate financial inclusion. Fintechs have been at the forefront of serving clients through disruptive methods, leading to increasing ease and convenience in accessing financial services for individuals and businesses alike. Banks and Fintechs together will create the financial world of the future. HBL’s sponsorship of the Pakistan Fintech Summit is a testament to our belief in fostering an ecosystem that will enable Pakistan to serve as a catalyst for innovation in the Fintech space globally.”

The event will conclude with HBL Pakistan Fintech Awards ceremony, announcing the winners virtually. Other prominent partners of the summit are Checkout.com, Salaam Takaful, Rapid, QisstPay and a large number of international and local community partners and ecosystem enablers.

Nameer Khan, Co-Founder – Pakistan Fintech Summit added; “Pakistan is amongst one of the fastest developing economies in the South Asian region. Our fintech landscape has seen significant transformations over the last few years however, there is a resounding need for all players to come together and work towards picking up the pace. There is an underlying requirement for creating and implementing digital financial solutions that can touch the lives of the masses effectively. We want to truly expose the Pakistani startups to the world and to that effect, we partnered with Rapid to launch the Rapid Pavilion, a virtual exhibition area, free for startups. This is just the beginning and this industry will reap great rewards for Pakistan ahead.”

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  • Francis is a junior journalist with a BA in Classical Civilization, he has a specialist interest in North and South America.

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